Thanks Jeanie, that's exactly what happens to me. I will have to try that route. I had Windows Vista, and the security settings with that system are a PITA to get a handle on...even my 19-year old boy, who's had computer courses in high school couldn't straighten it out, and he's pretty sharp with these critters...we gave up.
We dumped Vista from this machine and loaded it up with Windows 7. The AVG security has been doing a good job with both operating systems, and Windows 7 is quite a bit easier to keep running the way you want it to, but I still have the inactivity log-out issues. I have a 10 minute window, and I get dumped.
Even if I take too long to post a reply (walk away for a few minutes) or don't preview my reply often enough, I will be logged out.
Hey, one way to get around this would be to run 2 browser windows/tabs for SMF, and just leave one for viewing "who's on-line"...I've run multiple browsers before when searching for a link to post on a reply I have already started...never had any problems doing that.
Thanks again, Jeanie, you da girl!!!